Opus No. 159
50" x 75"
Framed: 51" x 76"
Painting, Oil and lacquer on canvas
Signed, titled and dated verso

About the Artist
(1924 - 2017)
Masatoyo Kishi's formal education was in physics and mathematics. "As a Japanese artist in the 1950s in Tokyo, I didn't go to art school," says Kishi. "Japanese artists studied literature, economics, science; then you explored art." After his education at Tokyo University of Science, Kishi turned to abstract expressionist painting. In the 1970s, he moved to sculpture. Kishi's elemental colors are also present in his paintings, but on canvas he interjects cool touches of pale blue and green. He says he works with the canvas on the floor using a wooden stick to drop paint onto the surface.

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